Charles Helm immigrated to Canada from South Africa as a family physician in 1986. He has worked in Tumbler Ridge since 1992. He is the author of five books on the Tumbler Ridge area, two on the history of the northern Rockies, and one on dinosaurs for kids. He has been Secretary of the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society since its inception in 1994, and has worked on designing, building and maintaining hiking trails. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation since its formation in 2003, and has been involved in fossil discoveries and scientific articles. He was instrumental in the proposal that led to the creation of the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark. He and his wife Linda have two children, Daniel and Carina.